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Adin
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Ancestor (or head) of a family who returned to Judah from exile in Babylon with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:15; Neh 7:20; 1 Esdras 5:14). Ezra 8:6 mentions that 50 descendants of Adin, led by Ebed, son of Jonathan, returned from exile with Ezra (compare 1 Esdras 8:32). The leader of the family was also one of the men who signed the written agreement to keep the law during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah (Neh 10:16).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Adin
Adin (עָדִין‎, adin). Ancestor (or head) of a family who returned to Judah from exile in Babylon with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:15; Neh 7:20; 1 Esdras 5:14). Ezra 8:6 mentions that 50 descendants of Adin, led by Ebed, son of Jonathan, returned from exile with Ezra (compare 1 Esdras 8:32). The leader of the family
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Adin (Person)
ADIN (PERSON) [Heb ʿādı̂n (עָדִין)]. The father of a clan of returnees who settled in the area of Jerusalem during the reign of the Persian ruler Artaxerexes (Ezra 2:15; 8:6; Neh 7:20; 1 Esdr 5:14 [where LXX renders the name variously as adeiliou and adinou]). While this leader’s name occurs as a patronym
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Adin
Adin. 1. Ancestor of a group of people who returned to Judah with Zerubbabel after the Babylonian exile. Comparison of various lists (Ezr 2:15; 8:6; Neh 7:20; 1 Esd 5:14; 8:32) shows that groups of Adin’s descendants returned at different times.2. Political leader who signed Ezra’s covenant of faithfulness
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Adin
Adin āʹdən [Heb. ‘aḏîn—‘voluptuous’; Gk. Adin, Adinos]; NEB also ADINUS (1 Esd. 5:14). The name of a family, “the sons of Adin” (Ezr. 2:15; 8:6; Neh. 7:20; 10:16; 1 Esd. 5:14; 8:32), mentioned among the exiles who left Babylonia under Zerubbabel and Ezra to return to Jerusalem.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Adin
ADIN1. Ancestor of a group of people who returned to Judah with Zerubbabel after the Babylonian exile. Comparison of various lists (Ezr 2:15; 8:6; Neh 7:20; 1 Esd 5:14; 8:32) shows that groups of Adin’s descendants returned at different times.2. Political leader who signed Ezra’s covenant of faithfulness
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Adin
Adin (ay´din; Heb., meaning uncertain, possibly “luxury” or “delight”).1 The ancestor of a family group who returned with Zerubbabel from the Babylonian exile (Ezra 2:15).2 The ancestor of another family group (led by Ebed) who returned from the exile with Ezra (Ezra 8:6).3 A member of the postexilic
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Adin
ADIN. The representative of a family in Exile some of whom returned to Jerusalem under Zerubbabel (Ezr 2:15), and some later perhaps under Ezra (Neh 7:20; 10:16).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Adin
Adin (Heb. ʿāḏɩ̂n)The father and ancestor of a number of Jews returning from exile (454 at Ezra 2:15; 655 at Neh. 7:20). At Neh. 10:16 (MT 17) he is one of the family heads who sealed the renewed covenant.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Adin
Adin [āˊdən] (Heb. ˓ aḏîn “voluptuous”). The father and ancestor of a number of Jews returning from exile (454 at Ezra 2:15; 655 at Neh. 7:20). At Neh. 10:6 he is one of the family heads who put their seal on the renewed covenant.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Adin
A´din (dainty, delicate), ancestor of a family who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel, to the number of 454, Ezra 2:15, or 655 according to the parallel list in Neh. 7:20. (b.c. 536.) They joined with Nehemiah in a covenant to separate themselves from the heathen. Neh. 10:16. (b.c. 410.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Adin
A´DIN (aʹdin; “effeminate” [?]).1. The head of one of the Israelite families, of which a large number returned with Zerubbabel to Jerusalem from Babylon, 536 b.c. The number is given in Ezra 2:15 as 454; in Neh. 7:20 as 655, the discrepancy being occasioned by an error in the hundreds and the including
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